Since Frej just had a group photo of the GMs taken, we just had to add another so he had to do it all again! Our choice landed on Jim1105, who has been with us since May 2012 and as Moderator since January 2013. He is now the 13th Game Master in UMC’s history (Lucky number). He was originally nominated for Moderator with the following argument:
He is a very polite player. He always joins in with the fun and often answers peoples questions. He’s a very active player and he has continued to support the server and giving us a good face.
I can only say that he has certainly lived up to our expectations and we are thrilled to have him on board the Admin team! Congratulations and welcome onboard Jim! Fair warning, we conduct some serious business!
On a sadder note, it’s my duty to inform you all that our architect, WolfAtTheDoor63, has chosen to step down from his position. He missed the survival aspect and can now be caught mining away deep underground. We’ll miss him for his brilliant building skills, but thankfully, he’ll stick around to Mine Another Day!
Greetings players and a Happy New Year to you all! We hope you’ve all had an amazing holiday, whether you’ve spent your time on Minecraft or celebrated with your family and friends!
We’ve shuffled the ranks again, introducing some new faces as well as one really old one. First of all, a huge congratulations to PuReMiner1997, xlentanx and slemire_meows – our most recent Moderators, and best of luck on your tasks – we know you’ll do great.
I’m also really excited that we’re lucky enough to be able to welcome our Game Master ProChorus back - he went off on a little break, but we tracked him down and gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse, luckily for us.
We would also like to thank Jaxxn for hosting his second UMC Christmas Raffle in true community spirit. The winners of the raffle and VIP-prizes are code5725, Kais_UMC, zacky213 and Voldemort12 – Congratulations guys! Read more about the raffle on Jaxxn’s forum post.
Lastly, I want to thank everyone for your donations and votes to the server lately, it really means a lot to me. Traffic has really picked up ever since the free-build reset. Keep up the good work!
The server reset has been carried through and the new free-build map is open! Our opening was a success with over 30 players joining us.
A Mining World has been added to allow you to gather resources, with a size double the guest world. Resets will happen monthly. You’re permitted to mine, gather resources or build freely in this world (within the limitations of the server rules, of course). This also means that members are no longer permitted to mine in the guest world, which will still be reset weekly.
For those of you who have applied for a transfer and had it approved, please make a home called transfer, then your building will be transferred within a week.
First of all, the new free-build server will reset at exactly 15:00 (3PM) GMT on Saturday 14 December, or 09:00/9AM CST for you Americans.
I know I said it would happen on Friday, but due to unforeseen events, I had to delay it a little bit. Nonetheless, I am truly excited for the reset, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the architects who have worked on our new spawn for several weeks. This reset would certainly not have been possible without the help of WolfAtTheDoor, Sagethor, Mrtmcflyy, Rezos and Gdlovesugly! Make sure you let them all know how much you like our new spawn.
We have done a few changes with the reset. First and foremost, we have removed mcMMO after a discussion and vote in our forums. This was due to a numerous of reasons, most noteworthy due to the major impact it had on our economy.
We have replaced our bank with ATMs. That means you can exchange your gold (which is still worth 100 Ultima/ingot) 24/7 regardless of whether a GM or Administrator is online!
We have added an entirely new world, the resource world, where you can mine and gather resources. It has been added to meet the demand, and the world will be reset monthly. This also means that members will no longer be allowed to mine or gather resources in the guest world. The resource world is double the size of the guest world.
We’ve also reintroduced Ultima reward for voting, you’ll receive 100 Ultima each time you vote.
Looking forward to see as many of you as possible on for the reset on Saturday!
As we’re getting closer to the reset, we need to bring the free-build server offline to make some preparation for the reset. The downtime will begin at approximately 19:45/7:45PM GMT and everything should be back up by 21:00/9:00PM. The other servers, SkyBlock/HG/Hub and Games will not be affected. More news on the reset will be posted later on.
Thank you for your patience!
UPDATE: Server is now back up
First of all, I’d like to welcome back Fabaceous to the staff team. He had to take a leave of absence to focus on a thing called “Real Life” for a while, but has now returned to us. Congratulations and welcome back!
In other news, as the world reset is starting to creep up on us, and we would like some feedback and help from you. First of all, please visit this thread and vote wether or not you think we should keep mcMMO along for the ride when we reset. Make sure you leave a comment if you have any particular opinions. The outcome of the vote as well as the feedback will help us to determine wether or not mcMMO has earned its spot.
Minecraft 1.7 has also introduced a nifty little feature called server icon. This means that we can now have a small icon which will be visible on the server list in our Minecraft clients. We’re holding a competition for the best design, and the winner will start off with 2,000 Ultima on the new world! Head on over to this topic for the details and to add your entry. Multiple entries allowed!
It’s also with delight I can announce that the free-build world reset will happen on Friday 13th. I wanted to get it done by this weekend, but unfortunately, I haven’t had as much time available as I had hoped. Either way, I’m excited to open up a new chapter of UMC and the new spawn truly looks awesome!
A quick announcement to let you all know that all servers have now been updated for Minecraft 1.7.2. Since Bukkit 1.7.2 is still in the development stage, there may be bugs and certain plugins may not be working 100%. If you discover any bugs please report them by replying to this thread or PM me on the forums/IRC/in-game if those bugs can be considered exploitable. The reason we’re updating before the reset is so we can iron out any issues we may encounter to deliver the best Minecraft experience possible when the reset happens.
As for the scheduled free-build server reset, it should happen within the next week. Shout out to our active architects for their great work and dedication so far on the creation of the new spawn. More information and the concrete date and time for when the server reset will happen will follow within a few days.
Please note that Skyblock will remain unaffected by the free-build server reset.
I am pleased to announce that it is time to welcome our beloved staff members Gweldor and Doobomb back! They have both made huge contributions to the server in the past, and I am really excited to see them back in the Staff team. Let’s all give them a warm welcome back!
In other news, you can now apply to get your builds transferred over to the new map when we reset. To do so, . Please make sure you read the Requirements-post before you post an application though, it can be easily identified under the title “Read this before you post”.
I an honored to welcome our latest addition to the admin-team, Game Master psychojenii! She has been an invaluable asset to UMC as a moderator for almost 2 years, and a promotion has been due for some time.
In other news, I apologize for the unexpected downtime this evening. Our server apparently thought it could get the weekend off, and we ran some hardware diagnostics checks to make sure everything was still healthy. All services has now been restored!